[whatwg] Device proximity and light events
jonas at sicking.cc
Tue May 8 16:02:14 PDT 2012
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Doug Turner <dougt at mozilla.com> wrote:
> On May 8, 2012, at 3:26 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> The reason that I'm not really happy with this API is the fact that it
>> forces pages to remove all event listeners in order to shut down a
> True. I haven't heard of anyone actually worrying about this.
>> It seems more author friendly to me to allow pages to keep
>> event listeners registered but to have an "on/off" switch which they
>> can use to control if they want the sensor to be enabled. (Setting it
>> to "off" would of course only affect if events are delivered to that
>> page. If another page set it to "on" the UA would still fire the
>> events to the second page, and that page only).
> I do not think we have similar on/off switch APIs for other DOM apis…. Do we?
We haven't really had any other pieces of hardware which a page could
want to switch on/off so I'm not sure the question really applies.
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